Initiatives 2018-08-20T17:19:48+00:00

photo by Jan Salazar for Kenosha Startup Week


JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31, 2018

Downtown Kenosha Inc. (DKI) has developed a set of primary performance metrics to track the overall performance of DKI and of the Downtown Kenosha Area in regards to economic development. The DKI Scorecard not only serves as a visual to our partners but also a representation of the 2018 fiscal year and our progress over time.

Business Support

As part of its mission for economic revitilization, DKI tracks several business performance categories. DKI will visit businesses periodically to check in or offer specific consultative services. The meetings are a valuable tool to build relationships, and aid in business recruitment and retention efforts for the Downtown.

# Of Businesses We Met With

New Businessess

Affordable Auto Care
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Backyard Dream Studios/”O” Co-working Space
Boosted Warehouse
De La Rose Taquiera
Family Psychiatric Care LLC
Financial Realty
Guided Wellness Counseling
Hot Yoga
Kenosha Creative Space
Madison Bleu Boutique
Slip 56
Snap Happy Pics
Vinny’s Cafe
Wunder Photography
Net New Businesses

Facade Improvement Program

Total Funds Raised
Total Disbursement (to date)
Total Applicants (since Oct. 2017)
Leveraging Private Investment (of app.)

Marketing & Events

DKI markets downtown to a broad audience: communicating business opportunities as well as building a supportive Downtown culture through multiple media channels. We track web and social media statistics to help us better understand our message’s reach.

Event Satisfaction

DKI has implemented a new system to gather feedback from downtown business owners on our events. DKI surveyed participating businesses and to date, the event satisfaction weighted average ranks 4.13/5 stars.


DKI’s top three priorities for 2018.

New Website


New Website

Launch engaging, new website to attract and connect visitors and businesses

Social Media

DKI social media strategy

Social Media

Emphasize social media networks to attract attendees to our events and planned activities


Expand fundraising opportunities


Expand Facade Program, events, and venues, and to professionalize and expand the mission of DKI

We have a big vision and a long-term plan and strategy for our Downtown. We invite you to learn more about it! 

Kenosha Strategic Development Plan